About BO-beau kitchen + garden
La Mesa, CA 91942-9218
BO beau kitchen + garden is located in the Village of La Mesa. BO beau offers Sophisticated Comfort Food with Global Inspirations. We have 24 Beers on tap, a worldly wine list and a full bar with eclectic cocktails.
Contemporary French / American, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Wednesday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm;
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm;
Sunday: Brunch 10:30am- 1:30pm
Bar menu 1:30pm- 4:30pm
Dinner 4:30pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Park on the street there are meters or in the lot behind us on Allison Street OR in the residential areas around us.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Ask about our special Valentines day menu!
BO-beau kitchen + garden Ratings and Reviews
Usually we love coming here for dinner a ...
Usually we love coming here for dinner and brunch. It is in our neighborhood and has always been a nice treat for us to be able to just drive down the road for drinks and food. The last few times that we have been there for brunch, the service has been pretty bad. Waiting over 20 minutes to have our food order taken and the servers are no where to be found. The only person I saw doing work was the Manager!!! I hope this is a temporary issue. As disappointed as I am that Cohen has decided to add the surcharge to their bill, nothing turns off customers like bad customer service and lack of attention from a server.
I had the short rib flat bread this time ...
I had the short rib flat bread this time around, and it was deliciously unusual. The horseradish sauce was very mild, and the beef was very tender. The slivers of radish on top were just the right zing of flavor. The portion was generous and the food was just as tasty the next day.
Great atmosphere, service, and cuisine. ...
Great atmosphere, service, and cuisine. The pacing of when the food was brought to the table was perfect. The waitress gave me my wife plenty of time to finish our appetizers and salads before bringing the main course. We didn't feel rushed and felt as if we were the only couple there.
I made a reservation based on previous g ...
I made a reservation based on previous great experiences at the other Cohn restaurants to celebrate my best friend's birthday. I have never ate at Bo Beau and it was always recommended by others. I was not impressed. The server was not attentive. I asked for a spoon since I did not receive one to eat the French Onion soup and he never returned with one. After 10 minutes of waiting and not having anything to eat soup with, I had to ask a passing staff member/bussing person for one. Also, the food was over salted. Also, no one acknowledged that I made a reservation to celebrate a birthday, even though I had mentioned it.
The food was awesome. The drinks were gr ...
The food was awesome. The drinks were great too. I just don't like having food served prior to any cutlery on the table. It took multiple requests to get the silverware. That was my only beef. This place makes the best Brussel sprouts. The desserts were ok, but not out of this world. All in all one of the best restaurants I've been to.
I love that East County finally has some ...
I love that East County finally has some better restaurants and Bo Beau is definitely one of them. My only negatives are that it's really dark and a LOT of people including my husband were using phone flashlights to read the menu and it was especially loud the night we were there. I am chalking the noise level up to the time of year with the holiday parties and big family gatherings. Our food was tasty--I ordered the short ribs flatbread and the mister had the beef bourginon. Friends ordered the burger and another flatbread. No complaints on any of it...well prepared and nice portions. I would go back for lunch or maybe go at a different time of year and give it another try.
Super delicious gem. Outstanding décor d ...
Super delicious gem. Outstanding décor down to the napkin rings being hardware nuts. The brussel sprouts were to die for. A little fast paced, eager to take your plates, and the waiters/waitresses are pretty busy. It's so beautiful and delicious. It can quickly and easily get pricey, but it is totally worth it.
There were six very fussy people at our ...
There were six very fussy people at our table and every single one of us were thrilled with our food. The Brussel sprouts starter is a must. It feels like a special place. We can't wait to go again. Great place for a date or anniversary.
We've had the same problem the last two ...
We've had the same problem the last two times we have been to the restaurant- the food came out about an hour after we ordered. The restaurant was not very busy. We also had 6 kids with us and 2 of their orders (plain noodles) did not come out with the rest of the order. This has happened multiple times, even if we order as soon as we sit down. The service really needs some attention.
This was our first visit and we were ext ...
This was our first visit and we were extremely impressed. We will definitely return. The brussel sprouts are outstanding. I had a flat iron steak which was very tender and flavorful. (We went to a more expensive, upscale, well-known restaurant a few days earlier. My mother ordered a filet mignon that was not at all as tender or flavorful as the flat iron steak I had at Bo-Beau.) . My wife had salmon which was cooked perfectly. The ambiance is comfortable and attractive. This is a wonderful restaurant.
We are regulars. Bo Beau's is the best. ...
We are regulars. Bo Beau's is the best. Food is great, prices reasonable, and the atmosphere is quant both inside and out, though we probably prefer the patio when it's warm enough. They even comp the corkage fee if you buy a bottle from San Pasqual Winery just a few doors down. The service is usually good - sometimes superb - but a few times we've had a server who could have been more attentive and/or friendly. We really like Paul. Overall, we love this place.
Brunch was fabulous as always. They have ...
Brunch was fabulous as always. They have some of our dinner favorites like the Brussels sprouts as a side or appetizer. We decided to try the beignets, which had two dipping sauces. We definitely wanted more! The crab cake eggs Benedict was delish and it didn't have the traditional flavors, but had a Mexican influence. I loved the different take and the Parmesan fries never disappoint.
We've been to the ocean Beach location a ...
We've been to the ocean Beach location about 5 times and it is one of our absolute favorite restaurants in San Diego. The downside is that they don't take reservations.
We chose the La Mesa location because they take reservations and it should be the same right?
This place is nowhere near the quality of the other location. We even ordered the same items as on our last visit to the OB location.
It was soooo disappointing. My first dish was a bone in pork shank. It was dry and rubbery. Sent it back and got the beef bourgenon. It was much better but most of the meat was fat.
If you have the option, go to the other location or go somewhere else.
The brunch was good but nothing special, ...
The brunch was good but nothing special, a bit underwhelming. The steak I got was supposed to be medium rare but came out well done and was very tough. The poached eggs were on point. The skillet potatoes were Ok, same with the beignets.
The brussel sprouts are outstanding as usual, and rescued the meal. The fried chicken and waffles were good but nothing special. The sausage biscuits with gravy were the same.
Service was excellent. It started sprinkling for a bit outside and our food got a little wet because it's not covered, so be careful if it's going to rain and you're sitting outside like us.
Love the Ambiance of the place! Staff ar ...
Love the Ambiance of the place! Staff are really friend and I believe the manager at that time was very helpful and attentive to our needs. Makes sure we have everything set perfectly on our table and they are accommodating to kids and pet friendly patio.
Overall I had a very good experience, the food was amazing, the staff are very courteous, price was reasonable for the place, the food and the location.
I would recommend for dates, family dinner or happy hour.
The vibe is fun. My husband and I ate h ...
The vibe is fun. My husband and I ate here for the first time for an Anniversary Dinner. He loved his dinner, a kettle of steamed mussels! I ordered the flat iron steak. The steak was cooked perfectly. The sides were disappointing, bland. We were unable to have any condiments delivered to our table-really needed salt and sugar etc.
Normal we love this place... this night ...
Normal we love this place... this night was another story. Food was good, but missing ingredients and missing items asked for to sub. Service was super slow, our server is awesome, but he was super busy with another large table. That large table was so loud and has a few kids that were going crazy. Their parents seemed to busy out talking each other to calm their dreaming kids. Drinks took forever, food took a while and the bill couldn't come fast enough. Sad, normally we love eating here. We'll give it another try, maybe outside away from large parties. The manager did talk to us an apologized for the meal and slow service. Seriously, we have never had a bad experience here! This was just a really odd night and everything seemed off.
The recipes at Bo Beau are delicious. I ...
The recipes at Bo Beau are delicious. I am inspired to try something different every time. This time we had the Beef Bourguignon and the seasonal vegan dish, something with tofu and peanut ginger sauce. Both were amazing. My daughter had "the usual" (her favorite kid's meal, which she often asks for between visits). The patio seating is so pleasant. Not noisy at all and surprisingly roomy. Our group of 6 had room to spare at the table and could easily talk.
My date stood me up, but that didn't sto ...
My date stood me up, but that didn't stop me from a wonderful time at Bo-beau kitchen. I had dinner at the bar and bartender Vasilios was great and Assistant Manager Sarah was very generous and kind. Meal was amazing. All in all a wonderful experience.
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